I love Frida Kahlo’s work, not just because of my two back surgeries and my own time spent in casts, and I wanted to let Frida Kahlo fans know of the following link:
I have several copies of her pictures adorning my walls (wish they were the real deal) and I possess a number of books and biographies detailing her life and her art.
For those of you who don’t know of the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo (1907 to 1954) is best known for her self portraits and her bohemian lifestyle.
Through her painting you can experience her pain, her colour and her life – Frida had a particularly horrific accident when young which left her left her with severe back problems which eventually ended her life. This November marks the 75th Anniversary of her first Exhibition in New York. She was also married at one time to the more famous, at the time , Diego Rivera in what was probably one of the world’s “great” love/hate relationships.
I have seen several of her exhibitions in Europe and here in Toronto. I also saw a play about her life, at the Tarragon theatre in Toronto. Salma Hayek also portrayed Frida Kahlo in a movie, of the same name, about her life, which I would recommend..
One stop on my bucket list is a to visit Mexico City to “The Blue House”, the place where Frida grew up and died. This is now an art gallery of filled with mementos of her life and her wonderful work.
Frida Kahlo: “pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process of existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence.”